FACILITATING TELECONFERENCES: OPG’s C3 MethodTM for Managing the Madness

Organizational Performance Group Building Skills

How do you effectively host a teleconference? We’ve got you covered.

In today’s world, many organizations have global teams, flexible work hours, and employees who work from home. Given these trends and the fact that we all have busy work weeks, it can be difficult to connect face-to-face. Teleconferences are a great way to connect with other members of your organization in different locations, but they can also be problematic and lead to inefficient communication if not set up properly. In this workshop, we discuss how to set up for success and prepare for the call, what pitfalls to avoid, what to do during the call, using the OPG C3 MethodTM, and how to debrief the teleconference.



As a result of our Facilitating Teleconferences C3TM workshop, you will learn:

  • When and when not to use teleconferences
  • A simple tool that transforms teleconferences
  • Tricks for avoiding the pitfalls of teleconferences and other similar technology-based meeting and communication tools
  • Ground rules and an action plan for facilitating your future teleconferences

AUDIENCE: All levels

Some pre-call preparation tips for teleconferences include:

  • Since you’re coordinating the calendars of several busy people, give yourself at least one week before the desired meeting day to find a time convenient for all
  • Check with the service provider you choose if they require a reservation and, if so, how much notice do they need?
  • Decide on the options you will use for your call. Will it be dial-in or dial-out? Do you want it to be recorded?